Centre for Natural Hazard Research

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The Centre for Natural Hazard Research and its partners SFU Adaptation to Climate Change Team and Natural Resources Canada wish to highlight issues faced by academics, practitioners and policy makers with interests or involvement in hazard/risk management in a warming world. In particular, we wish to have a conversation about how practitioners can make informed decisions based on expected changes in the frequency and magnitude (intensity) of certain natural hazards.

The workshop has two main goals:
  • Improve knowledge and confidence of practitioners and policy makers when making land-use decisions or changes in professional practices that require a consideration of climate change.
  • Sparking a national initiative to produce an understandable document that summarizes changes to hazards driven by changes in climate.